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Burke Memorial Scholarship Application Available

February 02

Through the generosity of Firefighter/Paramedic Todd Burke’s family, the Manhattan Firefighters Association is proud to award the Todd Burke Memorial Scholarship. Todd Burke exemplified the qualities and commitment necessary to impact the future of emergency care. We want to help other promising young adults gain an education and impact the future as Todd did.

One $500 scholarship will be awarded ... (Full Story & Photos)

Liquid and Steam Burn Epidemic...It's Easy to Prevent Scald Burns

February 01

There is a growing concern among first responders and the medical community over the increased incidents of liquid and steam burns, also known as scald burns. Some firefighters even think we are boarding on an epidemic of this preventable injury. Each year, over 450,000 injuries occur in the United States due to severe skin burns, with young children and older adults most at-risk. Between 2007 and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Carbon Monoxide, the Invisible Killer

January 18

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators. Other products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water ... (Full Story & Photos)

IFSA Offers Fire & Burn Prevention Safety Tips for Holiday Season

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, December 14

As Illinois residents prepare their homes for the holiday season, the nonprofit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) advises them to be aware of and avoid potential fire and burn hazards. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires — followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve — while candle and decoration fires peak in December.

“Unfortunately, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Notice of Special Trustee's Meeting

December 04

Notice is given that a Special Meeting of the Manhattan Fire Protection District Board of Trustee's will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. for the purpose of discussing PSAP consolidation. ... (Full Story)


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